from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case expressing motion toward a place, as Finnish stadionille “to the stadium.”
- noun The allative case.
- noun A word in the allative case.
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- adjective grammar of, or relating to the
grammatical casethat in some languagesindicates motiontowards a place
- noun grammar the
allative case, or a word in that case.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin allātīvus, from Latin allātus, past participle of afferre, to bring toward : ad-, ad- + lātus, carried; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]
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